On The Thursday, February 14, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Feb 13, 2019
  • Youth advocates fight to overturn religious exemptions for child medical care.
  • Ways to chase away the 'winter blues.'
  • Idaho's relationship with roadkill.
  • A Boise State cello instructor demonstrates performance techniques.

- Child health advocates are again attempting to pass legislation that would remove religious exemptions from children's healthcare. Protect Idaho Kids founder Bruce Wingate and Immanuel Lutheran Church Pastor Gretchen Bingea join Idaho Matters to talk about religion, children's healthcare and the Idaho Legislature.

- Seasonal Affective Disorder is a strain of depression that shifts with the season, often spiking in the winter as sunlight and heat are reduced. Idaho Matters re-visits this topic with Optum Idaho.

- In 2012, Idaho legalized the salvaging of roadkill. We'll talk with Fish and Game about the rules of roadkill and what people do with it.

- Dr. Brian Hodges has played cello around the world and currently works at Boise State as an instructor. Hodges is also the author of Cello Secrets: Over 100 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Cellist in which he outlines performance techniques to set the experienced cellist apart from the crowd. He will be signing copies this Saturday at Rediscovered Books in Boise and he joins Idaho Matters to demonstrate the many techniques and voices of the cello.